While promoting his impressive third extended play, Le Garçon, featuring “Crash Into You” and “3 Dolla Bill”, genre-bending hip-hop artist Solomon still found the time to record a solid cover of Natalia Kills’ brilliant, somber “Saturday Night“, off her recent album, Trouble. The San Diego-based artist definitely made the goth pop princess proud.
Not known for his cover tracks, Solomon felt a personal connection to the autobiographical vibe of Kills’ chilling single. While retaining the overall essence of the tragic “Saturday Night”, the artist was also able to give the ballad a touch of his hip-hop background with an added edgy verse. “Beautiful boys with criminal cases, waking up next to nameless faces spitting game reciting Dawson Creek phrases,” he sings.
“I heard this song, and much of her ‘Trouble’ album and I instantly was able to relate. I’ve never had one song fit so perfectly,” the artist says. “I’m not a fan of doing cover songs, but this one felt right.”
Solomon gives a commendable, vulnerable performance as he provides more back story to his struggle for mainstream recognition. Kills would be proud of the “good boy gone bad” vibe of the newly released cover as the experimental hip-hop artist showcases ever-improving vocals and artistic creativity.
Solomon continues to impress. His deep connection to the meaning of “Saturday Night” definitely shows as it instantly becomes a high point in his career. As he prepares for the anticipated release of his debut album, Why Boys Cry, in late 2014, the cover continues to build positive buzz for his upcoming projects. Labels… better take notice.